Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The true skin, or cutis vera; the corium.
  • noun Skin; the skin in general: synonymous with integument or tegumentum.
  • noun Also derm, dermis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) See dermis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the inner layer of the skin; the dermis
  • noun a Jewish dish of roast or boiled seasoned meat and flour etc. in a casing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the deep vascular inner layer of the skin

Etymologies

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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek δέρμα (derma, "skin, hide"), from δέρω (dero, "to skin, to flay").

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